Parc de la Villette, Paris

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With its collection of museums, theaters, architectural follies, themed gardens, and open spaces, Parc de la Villette appeals to adults and children. On 55 hectares (135 acres), this is the capital's largest urban park. Stroll along the canal de l'Ourcq and encounter green spaces, ponds, and fountains. This ecologically responsible park supports art and cultural initiatives with shows, performances, and exhibits throughout the year. To visit Parc de la Villette and other attractions in Paris, use our Paris vacation route planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Superb Imagine Van Gogh Exhibition at the great Hall of the Villette. The slide show on the large canvases of 5 m by 11 m, and classical music captivates us
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  • August 15, 2017
    Mostly frequented by French this is an area with much to explore having pleasant gardens and many activities for adults and children Attention only to bathrooms without toilet paper is very, very dirty
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  • August 14, 2017
    Four times what we go... with friends, small children... And still as spellbound. These wonderful music that support the paintings. This way of presenting paintings is accessible to all children, tired people, on crutches, even seen babies which, believe me, appreciated the magic. Very good approach. Waiting at the counter is short. To complete your holiday beauty, and address the zen school.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Lots of things to do in this huge park. Children's play areas. Large picnic areas. There is also a barge on the Canal which can be used for an enjoyable trip to visit the surrounding sights. Great idea on a warm day for cooling off.
  • August 20, 2017
    Every time we visit Paris we discover something we'd never heard of that completely blows our minds and leaves us hungry to return for more. This year's surprise discovery was La Villette. If La Villette isn't the greatest family-friendly public park in the world, I'd like to know what is. We have two children aged 8 and 10 and there aren't a lot of parks that cater to their interests. La Villette is loaded with fun and interesting attractions for families: there's an unusual and fun play area with ramps, windmills and kid-sized hamster wheels; a giant dragon slide; a big canal with boats; a massive IMAX theater that looks like a giant disco ball on the grass; a submarine you can visit; lovely garden terraces that serve drinks and munchies. This just scratches the surface because we didn't have time to see the science museum or the Philharmonic, which I've heard has a terriific rooftop terrace with views. It's hard to compare La Villette to any other parks I've been to. It's a bit reminiscent of the Seattle Center, but with much more green space, a lot more activity, and a cool canal running through the center of it. The best thing about La Villette is that it seems there are hardly any tourists here. This is where real Parisians come at the weekend to pass a lovely Saturday with their family. You get a better feel for the authentic Paris here than you will at any of the "top ten must-see tourist attractions".
  • August 27, 2017
    Beautiful Park & Beautiful nature. People whom are seeking for peace, should visit this place, appropriate to do yoga. There is a Garden for yoga people. Wish i can visit this place again in the future.
  • September 5, 2017
    Amazing experience! You can fill in your tummies and enjoy good music as well. The service is good.Pizzas are the best.A must try on the list! Bon Petit
  • August 24, 2017
    Very great place for kids. The cite of science is amazing, the park is very nice. Very worth the visit

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